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Lipidomics – A Niche but Rapidly Growing Field

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Although researchers have been working on lipid biochemistry for many decades, lipidomics is a more recent, newly emerging discipline – with potential applications for diagnosing and preventing disease.

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How did Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid MS get its name?

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A humorous look at how Thermo Scientific named the new Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid mass spectrometer with help from Dr Steve Gygi, Harvard Medical School.

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Life According to Orbitrap – Consistency is Key

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In this video, we present Life According to Orbitrap Mass Spec - Consistency is key!

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Epidemic vs Pandemic

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“An outbreak of this”, “epidemic of that”, “protect yourself against a potential pandemic of some horrible sounding disease”. Whether discussing disease in humans or animals, all are terms we hear on the news frequently, but do you know what the differences are between them? In this article, we take a look at the terminology used by epidemiologists and scientists to describe the occurrence and spread of disease.

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“Dance of the Protons” Discovery Shows Proteins Instant Message

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The origins of signalling in proteins have been a source of great scientific debate. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Göttingen has actually observed the mobile protons that do this job in each and every living cell, thus providing new insights into the mechanisms.

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A New Study Shows That Vitamin D Deficiency Is Strongly Linked to Increased Mortality, and Encourages Supplementation
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A new study shows that vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to increased mortality, and encourages supplementation.

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Life on Earth Could Have Started With Molecules That Look Like a Mixture of RNA and DNA
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A research study shows evidence to demonstrate that life’s process on Earth could have actually started with molecules that looked like a mixture of RNA and DNA.

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Mutating Ebola Virus Protein Works as a Vaccine to Protect Animals From Infection
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Creating mutations in a key Ebola virus protein that helps the deadly virus escape from the body's defenses can make the virus unable to produce sickness and activate protective immunity in the infected host, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.

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Glycolysis Inhibitor Could Prevent Cell Death and Excitotoxic Brain Disease
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An international team of researchers has found a potential drug that may prevent neuronal death through glucose metabolism modification in stressed neurons.

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Living in the (Bio)material World: A Night at Biodesign Here Now
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We report the opening night of Biodesign Here Now features architects, artists, textile designers, and many more creatives who have found ways to bring together biology and design in their work, showing a way forward for collaboration between the two fields.

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Novel Biomarker Can Accurately Detect Antibody-mediated Kidney Rejection
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An 8-gene assay which can non-invasively identify patients suffering from antibody-mediated rejection of kidney transplant has recently been discovered in a research study led by scientists at KU Leuven.

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Could a New Project Expose Predatory Conferences?
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The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution?

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The All of Us Research Project: A Historic Effort to Sequence One Million Genomes
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The All of Us research project will sequence the genome of one million individuals in the United States with the aim to enable advances in personalized medicine.

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Transcription vs Translation Worksheet
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The journey from gene to protein is complex and tightly controlled within each cell. It consists of two major steps: transcription and translation. Here, we describe the processes of transcription and translation as they take place in eukaryotic cells.

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